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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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How Homer Matters
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Isabella Stewart Gardner
(01:03:19) 64 views

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 73 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 61 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 668 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1425 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 68 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 81 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 47 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 44 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 65 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 54 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 145 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 170 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 24 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 41 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1467 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 527 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 755 views